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9 07, 2016

Black Lives Matter

By |July 9th, 2016|Home News, Press Releases and Speeches|

Black lives matter. The Executive Branch of the Student Government wants to preface this letter by stating that in no way do we endorse the subjugation of one life to another. Every life is indeed important. However, in light of recent events and the continued aggression against black bodies, we want to take the time to say that each and every Black and Brown student on our campus is important to us. We feel your pain, we understand your frustration and anger, and we stand with you.

Our University, our community, and our world, they are all here today due […]

4 04, 2016

NCAA Championship Joint Statement

By |April 4th, 2016|Home News, Press Releases and Speeches|

What a time to be a Tar Heel! The Carolina Men’s Basketball team will be returning to the NCAA National Championship to play the Villanova Wildcats today at 9:19 pm. If victorious, this will be the 6th time in Men’s Basketball history that the Tar Heels will claim the title of NCAA National Champions.

Should we win, there are sure to be celebrations. Whether it’s rushing Franklin Street or partying with friends, please remember to stay safe. No one wants to see a Tar Heel victory marred by personal injury or damage to property.

Alcohol checkpoints will be in place around […]

16 11, 2015

When I Was an Undergrad Series: Dr. Shemer

By |November 16th, 2015|blog, Home News|

Dr. Shemer

Biology

Tel Aviv University, Class of 1992

 

How does pursuing high education work in Israel?

In general, the systems are similar with some differences. First of all, it’s not a liberal arts college approach. It’s much more like a professional school. For example, I was a biology major, so I did tons of biology and a bit of chemistry, physics, and math, but I didn’t take any classes in history or philosophy or things like that. I would say that I took about twice as much biology classes as my students take. As a result, it’s very packed with sciences and […]

13 11, 2015

We’ve Got Your Back

By |November 13th, 2015|Home News, Press Releases and Speeches|

Fellow Students and Community Members,

On Wednesday afternoon, Elon University student and football player Demitri Allison fell from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Morrison Residence Hall. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Demitri and the Elon community.

As the Student Body President and as one of the Carolina Football Team captains, we care first and foremost about the well-being, safety, and mental health of our students, teammates, and community members.

Mental illness can affect anyone. There is no shame in admitting when you are in need of help. We must all have each […]

10 11, 2015

When I Was in Undergrad Series: Academic Affairs Interviews Dr. Loeb

By |November 10th, 2015|blog, Home News|

Dr. Loeb

Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience

University of Virginia, Class of 1992

 

When I was an undergrad…

Honestly, I think college is one of my most special periods of time. I just loved college. Maybe that’s why I’m in this field now. It’s just such a great experience in really opening up the mind and that is despite that actually it was the worst time as well because I lost my mother when I was in college. So despite that tragedy, having the support and everyone there was just an amazing experience.

 

What was your most awkward college experience?

A group of us, because […]

4 11, 2015

Kevin Gusckiewicz: Energy, Experience, Emphasis

By |November 4th, 2015|blog, Home News|

After months of searching and interviewing, UNC has selected a new Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. On Thursday, Chancellor Folt and Provost Dean announced that the new Dean is one of our own: Kevin Guskiewicz, the Senior Associate Dean of the College, focusing on natural sciences. He has a wide range of interests and experiences, ranging from NFL’s Head, Neck, and Spine Committee, to the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Additionally, he is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Exercise and Sports Science.

Houston Summers was a part of the selection team, which interviewed over twenty candidates. Here […]

3 11, 2015

It’s Election Day

By |November 3rd, 2015|Home News, Press Releases and Speeches|

Happy Election Day – please exercise your right to vote TODAY in the Municipal Election for Chapel Hill Town Council and Mayor. To vote on Election Day, you MUST already be registered and the deadline to register to vote on Election Day has passed. You must vote in the precinct where you are registered (details below).

Student Government is offering FREE RIDES to the polls today in collaboration with Buzz Rides. Rides will be offered according to the schedule to each of the 5 precinct locations that students living on-campus are assigned to:

If you live in: Alderman, Kenan, McIver, Old East, Old West, Spencer
Pick Up: Campus […]

27 10, 2015

Challenging the Community to Create Change at Carolina

By |October 27th, 2015|Home News, Uncategorized|

The third of Houston’s three focal points of his campaign is “innovation.” Specifically, Houston shared his vision of creating an Innovation Incubator on campus to “facilitate the development of ideas and products that will have sustainably profound impacts on our university and state.” By supporting entrepreneurs, the student-run competition, Carolina Challenge, uses a competitive environment to impact our community in this same way.

In 2015, over 100 entrepreneurship teams competed in the Carolina Challenge competition, held annually at UNC. The competition aims to take the ideas of UNC students, faculty, and alumni—in the nascent phase—and help those visions become a […]

23 10, 2015

How to Handle the Pro-Confederate Rally

By |October 23rd, 2015|Home News, Press Releases and Speeches|

It has come to our attention that local Pro-Confederate groups are planning to rally on our campus this Sunday around the Silent Sam statue. We feel the need to let the student body and community know of this prospective rally in an effort to keep you all informed and to help ensure that no student is caught off guard by the surge in activity surrounding the statue.

As much as we respect and uphold the right of all students and outside speakers to freely express their views on this campus, we must be mindful that malicious words and actions can […]

21 10, 2015

The Hunting Ground

By |October 21st, 2015|Home News|

The Hunting Ground, a documentary illustrating the problem of sexual assault on college campuses, will be shown tonight at 7:30 PM in Genome 100. Following the screening, there will be a panel conversation featuring prominent activists. Student Government is sponsoring the event.

Combating sexual assault in the Carolina community is a top priority of my administration. Three members of my Cabinet sit on the University’s Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force, formed last spring, which is working to interpret the results of the AAU Campus Climate Survey. Student Government’s Safety and Wellness Committee has already developed and presented consent and education […]